by AJ Silver
posted Oct 9 2013 5:50PM
ALAN JACKSON'S first exposure to bluegrass was watching "The Andy Griffith Show". He says, quote, "The Darlings they called them on the show, but it was THE DILLARDS, which is a little more of a folky kind of bluegrass. They played some cool stuff and that made an impression on me."
TAYLOR SWIFT put together a video montage of the final three shows on her "Red" tour. It features LUKE BRYAN, RASCAL FLATTS, cute little HUNTER HAYES . . . and ED SHEERAN dressing up as a clown and surprising her on stage.
In case you missed the final episode of "The Joey + Rory Show" on RFD-TV . . . JOEY FEEK announced that she's pregnant and due in February. You can grab all the exciting details at JoeAndRory.com.
GARTH BROOKS and his lovely wife TRISHA YEARWOOD spent Monday in Oakland, California building homes with former PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER and Habitat for Humanity.
KEIFER THOMPSON of THOMPSON SQUARE has been named the "Honorary Chairman of the Beard" for the 2013 No Shave November contest, which raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.